Lionel Dahmer opens up on son, Jeffrey Dahmer’s killer tendencies in Dr Phil interview

The American serial father of Jeffrey Dahmer, Lionel, opened up about his son’s murder and missed opportunities when he could have stopped them.

In the clips obtained by TMZ, Dahmer gave an interview to Dr. Phil, which is expected to be broadcast in the last week of November. During the conversation, Lionel revealed two opportunities that could have told the terrible truth of his son’s life but were ultimately missed for different reasons.

When Dr. Phil asked him how he got the news that Jeffrey was a murderer, Lionel said:

“I think at some point between the ages of 12 and 14 when he was coming out of his wilderness, his sexual engines were in high gear and he was ‘ touch the insides of these animals. , into associating s*xual pleasure with this type of activity on pathways, within bodies.”

He said, in retrospect, there were signs of a killer lurking inside his child but they were ignored.

Lionel Dahmer regrets not being determined enough for Jeffrey to open the mysterious wooden box


In Netflix’s true crime series Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer’s grandmother showed him a wooden box containing Lionel’s pictures and achievements. The box was eventually caught by Jeffrey.

During the interview, Lionel recalled an incident involving the wooden box that Jeffrey used to store in his room while living in Milwaukee when he had already started his murder spree. He told Dr. Phil:

“When I visited Milwaukee I saw this box in the closet in his room. I said I’m going to open it and started going down to the basement to get a tool to open the box, and he kept complaining that he couldn’t even have one square foot of his own building co- related to what he wants. .”

Dr. Park Dietz, Jeffrey Dahmer’s psychiatrist, said Dahmer had a rare paraphilia called Splanchnophilia. It is when one finds viscera and internal organs sexually, especially in the texture and appearance of these organs.

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At the time, Lionel was adamant about opening the box because he thought it was pornographic material. Jeffrey reportedly convinced his father to leave the situation alone for the night as he did not want to disturb his grandmother who was also in the house:

“And he actually convinced me to stay. ‘Wait until tomorrow Dad,’ he said and I’ll open for you then, but just don’t do anything now.”

According to TMZ, Lionel told Dr. Phil that the wooden box consisted of a severed human head the entire time. Jeffrey used that time that night to replace him with pornographic magazines to show Lionel what was inside him.

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Lionel also regretted that he was not determined enough for Jeffrey to open the wooden box on the same night he would have found the head and he might have been able to stop his son’s terrible activities.

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